Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Luv Ya Man!!! ...but...

A number of years ago I was going through the dial listening to the radio. I heard a voice making a speech about America, it's greatness and it's place in the world. Being a political junky I stopped to listen. I sat transfixed for over a half an hour until the speech was done. It wasn't until then that I realized that the speaker was Newt Gingrich. He was absolutely inspiring.

Newt Gingrich is a big man with big ideas and big hopes. He also has big appetites and big needs but seems to lack that inner adult to tell him "Newt, that's enough, stop". Newt has been a great conservative. His "contract for America" was genius. He had an opportunity to go all the way. But along came reality. He, metaphorically, tripped over his own feet and blew the chance.

Since then he has done very well personally. He has built a very successful business. He has managed to stay in the news. He, in fact, earned another shot. It is not working. It is hugely not working. It is time to go back behind the scenes. Newt, you're a mover and a shaker. In spite of some missteps you still garner a great deal of respect among true conservatives. It's time to rally up behind Mitt Romney. Don't let the search for great ruin good.

We desperately need a change of administrations. Our present administration is dragging the country into a financial quagmire. All that recognize the need for change must be singing off of the same song sheet. It's time, Newt. Line up. Stand tall.

I Luv Ya Man!! ... but STOP....


  1. Newt has done some good things, it's true. And, unlike many others, I don't care how many times he's been married as long as it doesn't interfere with his job. There's just one black mark on him, and, for me, that's enough. As Wikipedia says, "Eighty-four ethics charges were filed against Gingrich during his term as Speaker. All were eventually dropped except for one—the ethics panel "finding that Gingrich repeatedly violated one rule by using a political consultant to develop the Republican legislative agenda"; that is, claiming tax-exempt status for a college course run for political purposes. Instead, the House officially reprimanded Gingrich (in a vote of 395 in favor, 28 opposed) and "ordered [him] to reimburse the House for some of the costs of the investigation in the amount of $300,000". It was the first time a Speaker was disciplined for an ethics violation."
    And the fact that 84 were filed says to me that a lot of "funny stuff" went on under the table that people either new about or suspected. If he's as wonderful as you seem to think, wonder why he won't get the nomination? Because people can see through him to the idiot he really is.

    If the change of administration comes in the form of Mitt Romney, God help America. Honestly, I might very well vote for a Republican if there was one worth electing. In truth, none of those who ran are qualified for the position. Republicans say over and over again that their only platform is to get Obama out of office. You are basically saying the same thing when you tell Newt to rally behind the eminitely unqualied Romney. In other words, the GOP, sorry, and Constitutional Conservatives don't care if the country goes to hell. In fact, that's what they want. Screw Seniors (if any of their SS/Medicare BS is adopted, millions of Seniors, myself included, will have NO income and NO insurance, so in effect, the Republicans will be guilty of murder.) If you can't see that, then you must have a lot of money salted away to live out the rest of your life without government help. Bully for you.

  2. Regarding the ethics charges against Newt. Anyone can bring an ethics charge for any reason at any time. Unfortunatly it is common practice to make such charges in an attempt to destroy a political opponent. The bulk of these charges were dropped because they were spurious and unfounded. The one that he was guilty of was a paperwork technicality. He derived no benefit because of this. The rules regarding political paperwork and reporting responibilities are very complicated and easy to err against. See, you refer to him as an idiot, which he is most certainly not. The man is extremely intelligent and snarky epithets do not add to the discussion.

    The fact is that Romney is very qualified to do the job that is required to save the country today. Neither he nor any Republican nor any Conservative intends to take away anyones social security or medicare. Again, political operatives get on tv and spew out these fear tactics. Trying to win by waging a war of fear against those in the population least able to defend themselves is reprehensible. It goes on every weekend and is encouraged by the networks.

    One last point. I intend my blogs to have a point but not an edge. I try to give both fact and opinion in a civil manner. At times I even inject a little subtle humor. I hope you get my point.